We Can Stop It

Updated on February 8, 2018

They try to stop the war on drugs.

They even try to take our guns.

Yet, crazy people can run free.

No one listens to their plea,

Not until they become a threat,

Will people wake up and have regrets,

Then sure enough what do they blame?

They blame it on their very name.


They blame it on their faith or race,

They blame it on time’s speedy pace.

Not one blame goes to the cause,

To blame it on the real flaws.

Mental illness is on the rise.

We need to see it recognized.

Stop it! Now while we can;

Take the threat away from them.


© 2018 Diana L Pierce


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Diana Lee profile image

      Diana L Pierce 6 weeks ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thanks, Jackie. It hits too close to home for many of us. The system fails the mentally ill most of all.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 6 weeks ago from The Beautiful South

      You got this right Diana, and they could start with the government, both sides.

      I do wonder how a mother or father would not see their child needs help and get it for them. It does need to be easier to stop. We all surely know taking our guns is not going to keep it from the criminals or criminally insane!